John Bear Doane Cogswell (June 6, 1829 – June 11, 1889) was an American lawyer and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. He was President of the Massachusetts Senate for the 1877, 1878, and 1879 sessions, and was United States Attorney for the District of Wisconsin during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. He was the last U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin before its division into Western and Eastern districts.
- 1872 Massachusetts legislature
- 1873 Massachusetts legislature
- 1877 Massachusetts legislature
- 1878 Massachusetts legislature
- 1879 Massachusetts legislature
- Jameson, E. O.,: The Cogswell in America, (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1884), p. 358;
- Dartmouth College ... 1769-1940 (Hanover, N.H., 1940), p. 162.
- Nutt, Charles: A History of Worcester and Its People, (New York City: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1919), vol. III, p. 206-207.
- Nutt, Charles (1919), History of Worcester and Its People, Vol. III, New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, p. 206
- Nutt, Charles (1919), History of Worcester and Its People, Vol. III, New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, p. 207
- Psi Upsilon Fraternity. New York, Baker & Godwin. 1864. p. 74.
- Harvard Law School. (1888). Catalogue of the officers and students, 1817-1887. OCLC 246849182.
- Biography of Cogswell at the American Antiquarian Society Manuscript Collection
- Massachusetts State Representatives George Washington Clark, John Bear Doane Cogswell, Robert Couch, Benjamin Franklin Hayes, Barney Hull, Liberty Dodge Packard, Henry Splaine, Francis Dana Stedman, Eliphalet Loring Thayer, Hugh James Toland, Tisdale Sanford White, Ezra Dyer Winslow.